This week I am linking up my post about books with two great ladies and their linky parties! I am linking up with Diane at Teaching with Moxie for her February photo challenge linky
and with Tammy at 1 2 3 Teach With Me for her Book of the Month linky.
This week we started our value of the month "Kindness". The students and I brainstormed what kindness meant and how we showed kindness. We made this chart. Then I gave each student a heart post-it note. They wrote the name of someone they knew who was kind.
We talked about our plan for this month - to show kindness in our class, school community and larger community. We are planning on doing some R.A.K. this month and the kids are super excited by this! I am lovin' that they are so super excited to show kindness - we wrote R.A.K. in their agenda to remind them to think of things we can do to show kindness and some kids cheered. I think I am going to love this month of kindness.
Then students (individually and in pairs) were given a book that showed kindness. Before they left to read I set their reading purpose as "What can you learn about kindness from this book?". Here are some of the books we used (sorry for the photos - it was easier than trying to find all the book images).
Bagels for Benny, Recess Queen and Miss Little's Gift are the books that I love the most!)
After reading the book the kids were given these reading response pages.
While we were talking I asked the kids if they thought adults needed to work on kindness too and most of them said yes! Love that they were not afraid to say it. I told them I agreed and when I was picking up their kindness books I picked up some for myself. These are the two books I picked up for me. This is not my usual type of reading but I am enjoying the stories and messages and I always love me some quotes that I can go around telling everyone around me (annoying to them, enjoyable to me!). I'm not finished but so far so good.
Be sure to stop by these great linky parties for more photos of what people love this month and for some fantastic book ideas.
Have a great time shopping at the TpT sale today!